This year, Priscilla Brice, receiver of the 2013 Churchill Fellowship and Managing Director of All Together Now, researched the factors which make non-profit racism prevention initiatives effective in Poland, Belgium, France, UK, and USA.
One of the most notable findings was the extent to which the socio-political will to address racism in a country affects the success of antiracism activities in that country. Socio-political will impacts on the number and type of funding options available, the types of actions that not-for-profit organisations choose to take, and the way in which the media reports on racism and its manifestations.
There are some very effective initiatives and common tactics to be found on both sides of the North Atlantic that Australia can learn from. Of highest importance is having a sustained and long-term commitment to achieving racial equality by working in cross-sector partnerships to create practical solutions that are evidence-based.
The full report on her findings can be download from the Churchill Fellowship website.
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You may remember that back in July ’13 I was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigate the factors that make non-profit racism prevention initiatives effective. So earlier this year I travelled to USA, England, France, Poland, and Belgium to learn from some of the most effective antiracism programs around the world
Since I’ve been back I’ve written a report on my findings, which you can download from the Churchill Fellowship website.
In summary, Australia needs to have a sustained and long-term commitment to achieving racial equality by working in cross-sector partnerships to create practical solutions that are evidence-based. All Together Now has been working in this way since 2010 and continues to seek the support of journalists, funders and activists to support this work to make it possible:
My report contains recommendations to All Together Now’s board based on what I learned during the Fellowship. The recommendations – should they be approved – will improve All Together Now’s approach to racism prevention. Recommendations include
All Together Now’s Board of Directors will make a statement in response to these recommendations once they have been fully considered.
Recently, six academic researchers released an international systematic review on the relationship between racism and health for children and young people. All Together Now produced this infographic based on the report, showing how racism hurts kids.
When children are teased or bullied because of their race, or they see a family member experiencing racism, it hurts them. As a result of racism, they can experience a range of health impacts including poor health & wellbeing; emotional and behavioural problems; and impaired cognitive development. Later in life the effects of racism on adults include restricted access to employment, housing and education; negative thoughts; and physical injury from racist violence.
How racism hurts kids by All Together Now is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953612007927: Priest, N., Paradies, Y., Trenerry, B., Truong, M., Karlsen, S., Kelly, Y., A systematic review of studies examining the relationship between reported racism and health and wellbeing for children and young people, Social Science & Medicine 95 (2013) 115-127.